Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance
 

From: Ronnie Smith, Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Recovery – Update #116
Posted: April 23, 2010

The contractor working in the Allied Health/Nursing Building completed laying CMU block in the stairwell near the MEB loading dock. They finished laying block in both stairwells along the Bolivar St. side of the building and for the restrooms along Bolivar St. They began laying CMU block in the Tiger Room along S. Roman St. The ceiling tile was removed from the Tiger Room and sprinkler heads repaired. The electricians installed conduits on the 1st Floor area across from the MEB loading dock.

At the Resource Center, the contractor ran conduit on the 1st Floor and into Room 203 for future emergency lines. Crews installed temporary walls in the bookstore and completed chipping out the floor penetrations for the fuel line on all floors. The temporary elevator shaft wall is complete. Crews continue installing electrical conduits for the emergency power.

Two 4 inch domestic cold water lines were installed along the C-tower of the Student Residence Hall on the Perdido Street side. Workers installed forms and steel rebar to prepare for pouring the twelve concrete columns that will support the new mechanical/electrical structure. They poured the concrete for the first 2 of the 12 columns and stripped the forms. Crews are installing underground electrical conduit and plumbing pipes in both utility chases.

The contractor finished installing the new lab casework in the 7th Floor lab in the Lions/LSU Clinic Building. Workers continue installing countertops, connecting gas pipes, and terminating data ports for the lab furniture. The contractor installed the new light fixtures in the 8th Floor main lobby area.

The contractor set the concrete forms and poured and finished the concrete for first section of sidewalk adjacent to the new fence along Florida Avenue. The forms were then removed. Crews also built the forms for the final section of sidewalk along Florida Avenue extending to the horseshoe drive. They poured and finished the concrete and stripped the forms.

Work on the covered walkway that will connect the District Energy Garage to the Clinical Education Building continues. The contractor brought in 4 loads of fill and removed the handicap ramp from the side entrance to the CEB. They began grading the lot and removed the concrete patio along the side of the building.

A project to clear and grade the open field between Florida Avenue and the railroad tracks has begun. The contractor installed the silt fence along Florida Avenue and began clearing and grubbing the site. They have the top layer of vegetation and soil from the site. The contractor finished the grading work for the new visitor parking lot. They have completed 90 percent of the rough grading and continue to cut the final grade contours.

Facility Services completed installation of irrigation piping and sprinkler stations on the Florida Avenue and parking lot sides of the School of Dentistry Clinic Building and connected control wires for last three sprinkler station valves. Crews removed vegetation on the Florida Avenue side of the School of Dentistry Clinic Building and began grading. They completed approximately 80 percent of vegetation removal.

Here are highlights of work that has been accomplished during the past two weeks.

ALLIED HEALTH/NURSING BLDG PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor completed laying CMU block in the stairwell near the MEB loading dock, in both stairwells along the Bolivar St. side of the building and for the restrooms along Bolivar St.
  • They began laying CMU block in the Tiger Room along S. Roman St.
  • The ceiling tile was removed from the Tiger Room and sprinkler heads repaired.
  • Workers installed electrical conduits on the 1st Floor area across from the MEB loading dock.

RESOURCE CENTER PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor ran conduit on the 1st Floor and into Room 203 for future emergency lines.
  • Crews installed temporary walls in the bookstore.
  • The contractor completed chipping out the floor penetrations for the fuel line on all floors.
  • They completed construction of the temporary elevator shaft wall.
  • Crews continued installing electrical conduits for the emergency power.

RESIDENCE HALL PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The contractor continued installing two 4 inch domestic cold water lines along the C-tower on the Perdido Street side.
  • Workers installed forms and steel rebar to prepare for pouring the concrete columns.
  • The contractor poured the concrete for the first 2 of the 12 columns that will support the new structure.
  • The forms were stripped from the 2 concrete columns.
  • Crews are installing underground electrical conduit and plumbing pipes in both utility chases.

LIONS/LSU CLINIC BLDG. 7th FLOOR LAB RENOVATIONS:

  • The contractor finished installing the new lab casework.
  • The contractor continues installing countertops, connecting gas pipes, and terminating data ports for the lab furniture.

LIONS/LSU CLINIC BLDG 8th FLOOR RENOVATIONS:

  • The contractor installed the new light fixtures in the main lobby area.

FENCE REPLACEMENT PROJECT:

  • The contractor set the forms, poured and finished the concrete for first section of sidewalk adjacent to the new fence. The forms were then removed.
  • Crews set forms for the final section of sidewalk along Florida Avenue extending to the horseshoe.
  • They poured and finished the concrete for the remaining section of sidewalk and stripped the forms.

CEB COVERED WALKWAY:

  • The contractor brought in 4 loads of fill and removed the handicap ramp from the side entrance.
  • They began grading the lot and removed the concrete patio along the side of the building.

DENTAL SCHOOL FIELD GRADING:

  • The contractor installed the silt fence along Florida Avenue and began clearing and grubbing the site.
  • They began by removing the top layer of vegetation and soil from the site.
  • The contractor continued the grading work for the new visitor parking lot and re-contouring the remainder of the field.
  • The contractor has completed 90 percent of the rough grading and continues cutting to the final grade contours.

EXTERIOR/LANDSCAPING:

  • Facility Services completed installation of irrigation piping and sprinkler stations on the Florida Avenue and parking lot sides of the School of Dentistry Clinic Building.
  • They connected control wires for last three sprinkler station valves.
  • Crews removed vegetation on the Florida Avenue side of the School of Dentistry Clinic Building and began grading.
  • They completed 80 percent of the vegetation removal.

We encourage you to follow the details of our progress through the daily updates which are posted on the web site.